Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

Shiekh Jingir admonishes health workers on sincerity, compassion

October 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The national chairman, Council of Ulama, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Shiekh Sani Yahaya Jingir, has admonished health workers to be cautious of the fact that Allah will hold them to account on their deeds as those entrusted to look after their clients. He also called on the federal government to support faith based health organisation. Sheikh Jingir Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

2022 budget: Coalition lauds Buhari over proposed tax on soft drinks

October 14, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The National Action on Sugar Reduction (NASR), a coalition of public health organizations has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the proposed “pro-health” tax increase on soft drinks in the 2022 budget. A statement Wednesday in Abuja, jointly signed by the coalition co-chair, and secretary-general of the Diabetes Association, Bernard Enyia and co-chair and managing director of Nigeria Health Watch, Vivianne Read More

Ogun demolishes distressed school building after student’s death

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the recent collapse of a block of classrooms at Nazareth High School, Imeko, that killed one and injured two other students, the Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the demolition of the distressed school building. The governor,  further directed the immediate reconstruction of the demolished block of classrooms and hinted that any other public building found to be Read More

Pele discharged from hospital after successful surgery

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Brazil legend Pele has been released from hospital after undergoing surgery for a colon tumour. The 80-year-old had the operation at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on 4 September. Pele, the only player to win the World Cup three times, left the intensive care unit 10 days later, but was readmitted soon after as a “preventative measure”. His medical Read More

Our present challenges ‘ll soon be over – Bala

September 30, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

   Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed has urged Nigerians to continue making sacrifice so the country can remain on the path of greatness. The governor made the call Thursday in a goodwill message to Nigerians on the occasion of its 61st independence anniversary in Bauchi. He said: “The  61st Independence anniversary should be used to reflect  on the struggle Read More

Why I piriotise payment of salary, others in Osun – Oyetola

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has revealed why he has had no problem paying salary of workers in the state, saying he has been able to overcome the past challenge of meeting its financial obligations with his years of managing human and financial resources in the private sector. The governor also commended Nigerians for their resilience and contributions to national Read More

WCD – CSOs call for adequate funding, prioritization of family planning in Nigeria

September 28, 2021 Helen Oji 0

Civil Society Organisations rganizations (CSOs), have called for adequate funding and privatisation of family planning in Nigeria. Addressing journalist on Monday in Abuja during the inaugural meeting of champions and advocacy, the chairman management committee, Dr. Ejika Oji, urged the government to support family health in commemoration of World Contraception Day (WCD). He said: “Family planning investment is key to Read More

8-month-old hole-in-the heart baby, Adekoya, needs N5m lifeline

September 23, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

An eight-month-old  baby, Ademola Adekoya, currently receiving treatment at the Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Remo, Ogun state, is urgently seeking N5 million  for a life-saving surgery which must be conducted within two months.  A source at  the hospital who called Blueprint on the telephone Wednesday for possible support,  quoted the medical report as indicating that Adekoya was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect Read More

Only stoppage of open defecation can end cholera in FCT – Rotary club

September 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Rotary Club of Garki, Abuja, has appealed to all stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to join its efforts in addressing the challenges of open defecation in order to checkmate growing cholera disease. President of the club, Michael Ehighibe, who stated this yesterday at an investiture organised in his honour as the 33rd head of the club, asked Read More

‘Pneumonia kills over 120,000 people yearly in Nigeria’

September 15, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The Chief of Party, Save the Children International (SCI), a non-governmental organisation, Dr Adamu Isa, has said Pneumonia kills between 80,000 and 120,000 children under the age of five yearly in Nigeria. He stated this recently while answering questions from media partners from Lagos, Jigawa states and the FCT during a two-day media roundtable discussion held in Abuja. Dr Isa Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. Read More

2023: Why not Bauchi governor?

September 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The already established Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir Vanguard Movement BAM-V is not a welcome development to the great people of Bauchi state; the group agitates Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir of Bauchi for president in the coming 2023 elections. Undoubtedly, the BAM-V agitates Bauchi governor to be Nigeria president because of his exemplary leadership, hard-work as well as his determination towards moving Nigeria Read More

‘Diabetes, obesity responsible for 29% deaths in Nigeria’

September 11, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The National Secretary, Diabetes Association of Nigeria, Comrade Bernard Enyia, has disclosed that diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 29 percent of deaths in Nigeria. Enyia, who spoke at a webinar organised by a coalition, National Action on Sugar Reduction (NASR), also  stated that 38.7 million litres of soft drinks are sold yearly in Nigeria, which according to him, Read More

Taiwan trade council to host expo in Abuja

September 9, 2021 Editor 0

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is set to host its 2021 exhibition in Abuja between September 14 and 16, 2021. This was disclosed in an official statement on their social media accounts on Thursday. The statement reads; “The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) invites you to visit the Taiwan Delegation at the Halal Expo Nigeria from Tuesday Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

NAFDAC begins campaign against dangerous use of codeine, self-medication, others

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Monday flagged off sensitization campaign against abuse of codeine, self-medication among youth and use of potassium bromate to bake bread. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye, at a press conference held at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, Osun State, expressed displeasure over Read More

COVID-19: We’re ready to help Nigeria on vaccination – Rotary Int’l president 

September 6, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta, Monday, declared the readiness of the club to assist Nigeria on the Covid-19 vaccination process. Mehta, who spoke with Journalists shortly after his visits to the Primary Health Centre, Garki 11, where he monitored the Polio Immunization exercise and IDPs camp at Durumi, both in Abuja, said in the last 35 years, the club Read More

COVID-19: Experts harp on Chinese vaccines, local production

August 29, 2021 Agi Onda 0

Media and health experts in Nigeria have tasked the federal government and health practitioners on the availability and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, with a call on stakeholders to embrace the Chinese products as well as promoting local production. The call was made through a communiqué issued at the end of a workshop organised by Diplomats Extra magazine, Wednesday, endorsed Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More

Pictures: Kogi govt procures Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber

August 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, has procured Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber to strengthen the state’s healthcare system and provide quality healthcare Services. The newly acquired equipment is hoping to strengthen the critical institutions and systems required to effectively provide affordable and quality healthcare service to the people. The governor, in a statement, signed by the Read More

COVID-19: India vaccinates 10 million people daily

August 28, 2021 AFP 0

India has given more than 10 million Covid-19 jabs in a single day for the first time, authorities said Saturday, as the South Asian giant bolsters its defences for a predicted new surge. The health ministry said the 10 million landmark was passed on Friday, beating the country’s previous daily record of 9.2 million. The government has been stung by Read More